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FAFSA

A form that a post-secondary student files with the federal government to determine eligibility for federal financial aid for school. The FAFSA outlines the student's (or his/her family's) assets and income and determines the amount he/she is expected to pay for education.
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whose students have completed five or more FAFSAs with information about how many applications were submitted and completed for the 2014-15 application year, as well as comparison data from the 2013-14 application year.
Similarly, information on how to apply for aid should not only be on the website, but should be communicated directly to prospective students shortly after the first of the year when the new FAFSAs are available.
Mark Warner, director of student financial aid at University of Iowa, said he has seen an increase in the number of people filing forms known as FAFSAs, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to help defray college costs.
For example, working with Eric Bettinger, Philip Oreopoulos, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu, I developed a project in which tax preparers help low-income families complete their FAFSAs.
By providing free on-site help to complete the FAFSA, and by educating low-income, first-generation and adult students that college is a viable option after high school, the program aims to increase the number and quality of FAFSAs filed in Massachusetts, and ultimately the amount of financial aid provided to the state's students.
Through July 2008, nearly 9 million dependent and independent students had filed FAFSAs for the year, the department reported.
which has prepared FAFSAs for more than one million students.
high school whose students have completed five or more FAFSAs with information about how many applications were submitted and completed during the 2013-14 application year and comparison data from the 2012-13 application year.
During our early application period, we had almost 20,000 FAFSAs received.
Resources include sample FAFSAs in both English and Spanish, a list of state financial aid deadlines and a three-minute FAFSA podcast which can be downloaded to an MP3 player or computer.
Congress can immediately correct this problem and help the department better identify potential FAFSA income falsification by amending the Internal Revenue Code to allow the department to match the information provided on FAFSAs with the income data that is maintained by the Internal Revenue Service," Higgins suggested.
During the past 20 years, Student Financial Aid Services has helped more than one million students prepare their FAFSAs.